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obama has been a positive or negative force against the military industrial complex? >> guest: it's very important as journalists that we evaluate president bush's record as we evaluated president obama's record and evaluated president bush's record. people are deeply concerned about what is happening today in this country. whether we are talking about the keystone xl pipeline and climate change or talking about the crackdown that we are seeing in this country on the whistle-blowers, and this extends from one of the government's top secret agencies, the nsa, the national security agency, which is a number of times larger than the cia. whistle-blowers like william and others who joined the nsa who are deeply concerned about national security and wanted to serve the country after they tried the channels within the agency deeply concerned about the surveillance of americans. finding the programs are being developed not to improve national security, but to actually data mining the americans and of state spoken out one by one, they faced prosecution or persecution in the case of william the a
cuts roll in nationwide he and other advocates have been urging congress and president obama to find a way to protect vital programs for low-income families. >> they will be facing a lack of child care, they will be facing cuts to nutrition programs, they will be facing cuts to positive early learning experiences. in the short run it affects their long term development. >> reporter: the white house means 4 million fewer meals for seniors. 600,000 women and children could be dropped from the nutrition assistance program. and more than 100,000 could be removed from shelters including military veterans. and while some have accused the administration of exaggerating the numbers, many economists agree the overall effect of the sequester could eventually be a serious drag on the economy. >> so, if we have fewer jobs available, if we have a higher unemployment rate, it's going to have a disproportionate impact on lower income americans. >> reporter: still with critical programs like the columbus head start already feeling the sting, these parents are hoping washington will do something. >>
's really about tone. but the problem that the gop is facing is that a lot of the positions that they've taken, not just on gay marriage or abortion, but on things like obama's health care plan, are kind of antithetical to, you know, what -- what people want in these communities, for example, latinos are some of the biggest supporters of the president obama's health care plan and so they really haven't addressed yet how they are going to deal with those differences once they get there i think that will be a big discussion over the next couple of years. >> you mentioned the different groups and lynn, i want to touch been noon with you, many different kinds of minority, not one monolithic group, the rnc trying to court african-american voters, hispanic voters, female voters, asian-americans, who do they have the best chance of winning over in the near future? >> probably white suburban men. >> that is not the group they need. >> i mean, it's very hard for the republican party to expand their base if they have policies that have turned off the voters in these different constituent groups
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